Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This committee works to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, engaging in activities that promote the profession in the pipeline, promoting recruitment of diverse professionals, and developing diverse individuals within the profession.

Chair
Office of the District Attorney...
225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 320
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)423-5805
Immediate Past Chair
HCA
2501 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)344-1450
Vice-Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)537-1054

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer Expands to Tennessee

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer PA has opened offices in Memphis and Nashville. The firm, which says it is the nation’s largest minority and women owned law firm with more than 380 lawyers, serves clients from 23 offices in the United States and abroad across a spectrum of industries in more than 40 areas of practice including litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. The new offices are co-managed by partners Minton P. Mayer and Howard B. Hayden, who were previously partners at Wiseman Ashworth Law Group PLC.

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Tennessean: No People of Color in Tennessee's Top Congressional Staff Positions

Tennessee congressional staffs are among the lowest in the the country in their diversity, The Tennessean reports. According to a study released last week by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, those who serve as full committee staff directors, personal office chiefs of staff, legislative directors and communications directors of Tennessee's U.S. House and U.S. Senate members, were all white. About 25 percent of Tennesseans identify as being persons of color.

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